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UNESCO, Library of Congress, and Others Launch World Digital Library

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Apr 8, 2009   Updated: Apr 1 2011 • References: worlddigitallibrary.org and loc.gov
An online digital library backed by the US Library of Congress, UNESCO and 32 partner institutions will launch on April 21, 2009.

Manuscripts, maps, rare books, sound recordings, films, prints and photographs will be available online. Access will be unrestricted and free. The archives will be searchable in seven languages and archives from many difference language sources will be included.